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“The Angler in the Moor” 18”x24” watercolor on paper.
I got a new, random illustration started last week with a little gap between commissions. I’m still new to watercolors, but they may be my new favorite medium. The Angler will have a colorful Whirly Pop dangling from his antennae to entice children to the edge of the water. When they lose balance and fall in, he devours them.
A Window or Small Box
This illustration accompanies short story ” A Window or Small Box” by Jedediah Berry for Tor.com. This fun, trippy and weird novelette is about a couple about to get married who find themselves on the run from “goons” in a magical alternative United States. I really enjoyed the magical quality, colorful visuals and the layers of riddles in the story, which inspired this particular piece. And if it’s not obvious enough, I was also paying tribute to the one and the only Escher.
( I was re-listening to my favorite book LOTR while inking this piece, so the pattern went a bit crazy! )
You can read the story here.
Big thanks to AD Irene Gallo, always a pleasure. I find my best works are often for clients who trust me and let me go wild.